Artful August

During August Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door has been hosting a challenge with prompts everyday to be interpreted in any artsy way you like. I haven’t managed to participate regularly but I have enjoyed making a few simple cards along with some gel prints and a journal page.

The card above was made for the silhouette prompt. I painted a watercolour background, sprinkled salt and then drew the silhouette flowers after the watercolour dried.

This one was for the words prompt. I am such a reader these days I thought of books when I saw the prompt. Once again I did a watercolour background then add the Darkroom Door book stamp and drew a book at the bottom.

The next prompt I followed was birds. I cut body, wings and beak shapes from gel print pages then glued them over a pale watercoloured background

All these three cards began with the same masked and painted background. I found it was a simple way to start the projects and they are all one layer on hot pressed watercolour paper.

The prompts featured here are all from last week. I haven’t participated over the last few days but I plan to jump in again today with the butterflies prompt. If you are interested in seeing the wide range of projects hop over to instagram and check out the #artfulaugust and #rachelgreigartfulaugustchallenge

See you soon.

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4 Comments on “Artful August”

  1. Bonnie says:

    This is a beautiful salted watercolor background, Heather! I love how the drawn silhouette flowers pop! I love the sentiment on the book card! How many times I’ve done that! And your birds are such fun with wonderful colors! It looks like you’re having lots of fun with these challenges!

  2. Pat says:

    Fantastic interpretations of the themes Heather and beautiful backgrounds as a base for the added stamping and your own artwork too which works brilliantly. I love the gelli print cut out birds, and the wonderful silhouette flowers over the super salted background, and a wonderful book related quote with your own added open book. x

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    Hi Heather this is an excellent trio of cards which fit their respective challenges so well.Your birds are amazing cut from gelli prints and your own hand drawn stick legs. 🙂 I use the DD sentiment a lot, but I really love the salted background and your own floral silhouettes. Absolutely beautiful and completely my sort of card.

  4. nancystiz says:

    These are so well done and I’m blown away by your drawing and design without using stamps. Love the salted background as well as the free hand cut birds. I’ll guess that you drew the book under that wonderful saying about reading too! Amazing creativity!


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